The Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org), has released their guidelines for safe CBD use.
Here are some key highlights:
- When decided to use CBD oil for the first time, it is important to know that CBD extract is typically mixed with a “carrier oil” like olive oil or coconut MCT oil. You must be aware of how much of the oil is the recommended dosage, especially how much CBD is in each serving.
- CBD is not a substitute for disease-modifying treatment for inflammatory arthritis
- Look for CBD oil that is manufactured in the U.S. with domestically grown ingredients
- Make sure the CBD oil product can prove third party Lab Testing and provide a certificate of analysis from an independent lab that uses validated standardized testing methods approved by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AFP)
- Always consult with your doctor when considering CBD oil, especially if you are currently taking any prescription medications.
- Start low and go slow–When starting a new CBD health regimen, always start with a low dosage and try it for at least a week to observe the effects.